Conservation Skills Judgement, Method and Decision Making

ISBN-10: 0415188814
ISBN-13: 9780415188814
Edition: 2000
Authors: Chris Caple
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Description: Conservation Skills provides an overview of the issues facing conservators of historic and artistic works. It not only describes the nature of conservation but also provides an ethical framework to which the conservation of objects can be related.  More...

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/23/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Conservation Skills provides an overview of the issues facing conservators of historic and artistic works. It not only describes the nature of conservation but also provides an ethical framework to which the conservation of objects can be related. Drawing on case studies of well-known objects such as the body of Lindow Man and the Statue of Liberty it addresses the following issues:* perception, judgement and learning* reasons for preserving the past* the nature and history of conservation* conservation ethics* recording, investigating, cleaning objects* stabilisation and restoration* preventive conservation* decision making and responsibilities.

List of figures
Acknowledgements
Perception, judgment and learning
Reasons for preserving the past
The nature of conservation
History of conservation
Conservation ethics
Objects: Their recording and investigation
Cleaning
Stabilization
Restoration
In working condition
Preventive conservation
Decisions
Responsibilities
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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